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Protest hike in the New Jersey Highlands against the Pilgrim Oil Pipeline

By Alexander Schlutz A group of concerned New Jerseyans met this past Sunday morning for a hike in the Ramapo Valley County Reservation to protest the proposed Pilgrim oil pipeline. If constructed, the pipeline would pump 400,000 gallons of crude

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Cleaning up oil spills

Professor Milena Popov’s Introduction to Sustainability Studies (SUS 299) students have been devising methods to clean up oil spills, exploring the traditional methods such as aeration, filtration, sedimentation, conglomeration, and even brainstorming new and improved methods. For example, using a filter

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Activist mothers speak out at John Jay educational forum on children’s health and fossil fuels

By Alexander Schlutz Yesterday’s educational forum on Today’s Fossil Fuels and the Future of Our Children’s Health – co-sponsored by The Mothers Project, Climate Mama, the Center for Environmental Health, and John Jay’s program in Sustainability and Environmental Justice  –

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BP found “grossly negligent” in 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout

In a milestone for environmental law, U.S. District Court Judge Carl Babier found BP the primary culprit in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill, the biggest offshore spill in U.S. history, judging BPs conduct “reckless” and grossly negligent. The U.S. attorney

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